Perfect Surgeon 150
Perfect Surgeon chapter 150
Hyun-jun turned the energy of passion he received from trauma surgery and the warmth he received from his family to research on flu treatments.
The development of the incubator showed Hyun-jun a clue to break through the current situation.
However, this research was different from the research that Hyunjun had done, including the development of an incubator.
The words were simple enough to be familiar to the general public, but the meaning contained within them could not be easily explained.
Historically, the first influenza (flu) epidemic was first noted in Russia in 1580.
Since then, several pandemics have occurred, each time causing many people to become infected and lose their precious lives.
The most famous and deadly influenza pandemic was the Spanish Flu of 1918.
It is difficult to estimate the exact number, but it is estimated that at least 50 to 100 million people died from the Spanish flu.
The recent influenza epidemic is not as deadly as it used to be.
However, reckless and unsanitary bird breeding facilities and the spread of densely populated areas such as cities were becoming new risk factors.
In such a situation, if influenza, which has high contagious power and high fatality rate, even spreads, the result would have to be beyond imagination.
[Trial 158. Not applicable. Failure.]
« Ahh… … . Shall we go next? »
As the failure continued, there was no more swearing.
Developing a cure for all types of influenza, including strains, has not been as easy as it sounds.
Of course, it’s impossible to do it alone, so Hyun-jun went to see a specialist whenever he had time.
« It is impossible to develop such a treatment. There cannot be. »
Professor Seo Seung-hyeon of Chungshin University shook his head.
Even though he developed the world’s first human influenza vaccine and received the Young Scientist Award from the International Influenza Virus Society, the reply he received was disappointing.
The negative reaction was not only domestic.
I also posted a related question to the Olympus Honors Club, but there was no response.
Hyeon-jun, who decided that it would be difficult to receive decisive help from those around him, had been focusing on discussions and experiments with Ronnie for several months after that.
I had an idea that could be considered a breakthrough in Cambodia, but making it a reality was another level of work.
But Hyun-jun didn’t give up.
After constantly inputting variables to the point of nausea, running the artificial intelligence program, and finding the possibility, the light finally began to appear.
« Ronnie, are you currently running the program with the blood samples you received from Soongin University Hospital? »
[We are selecting candidate antibody genes by analyzing samples of patients who have recovered from swine influenza. Estimated completion time is 37 hours.]
« Yes, then, I think I will have to get help from Olympus Healthcare from the next step. »
[You must select the antibody with the highest efficacy by sending the selected sample to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC). Proceeding through Olympus Healthcare is necessary for rapid progress. ]
« Okay then, let’s send it as soon as the results come out. »
The time that would normally take several years was dramatically reduced through the Panasia Project, which was developed jointly by Hyunjun and Ronnie.
But Hyun-jun was more surprised at himself than he was.
As much as Ronnie’s measured brain activity increased, ideas that had not previously been thought of came to a frightening degree.
Hyun-Jun first summarized the clinical design and main contents so far and sent it to Michael Gibbs.
So far, I have reported to him of various kinds, but this flu treatment was the first challenge of the Panasia project.
USA. California State. Foster City.
Olympus Healthcare Headquarters.
« Hey, James. »
A large white man got out of the car and waved to a man he met in the parking lot.
« Mr. Greg. Are you from Boston? »
« Uh, what about James? »
« I’m in San Francisco, so it’s okay because it’s close. You came quickly. »
« I have no choice but to come in right away. what’s wrong with your company? What an emergency call. »
« I don’t know either. Is it an M&A deal? »
« No, I saw the email earlier that the head of the Brain Lab Lab was also in the meeting. »
« okay? What the hell is going on… … . »
« It must be huge enough for Ms. Allen to call an emergency. »
« Anyway, let’s go. It’s not too late yet, but I think I’ll just make it on time. »
« Uh huh. »
Earl Greg, president of Olympus Healthcare North America, and James Falton, head of the medical department, entered the buzzing conference hall.
Thirteen participants of the meeting gathered around three or five to guess the subject of the meeting in their own way.
« I apologize for calling a meeting in a hurry. Is everyone here? »
When Lorna Allen entered the conference room with Michael Gibbs, everyone was seated.
There were a few empty seats, but Michael Gibbs, who exchanged glances with Lorna Allen, who was a little reminded, started the presentation right after a short greeting.
« This is the reason for calling the meeting hastily. »
The conference hall murmured when the title was confirmed.
« … … influenza? »
« Ah, maybe… … . »
« Universal therapy? »
Ignoring the reaction, Michael Gibbs flipped the slide.
The mechanism and clinical design of the novel flu treatment that Hyun-Jun summarized appeared on the screen of the conference room.
The executives who were curious as to why the meeting was convened for some reason became confused at the same time as they checked the contents.
Not a short time passed, and the conference hall began to murmur again.
It’s a new drug that can cure all influenza.
The executives sitting here were well-established people in the pharmaceutical industry.
Everyone knew that if the presentation unfolded before our eyes became a reality, it would be impossible to imagine the impact it would have on the world.
Of course, from the company’s point of view, it was an item that could generate the best profit, but now this was a problem that could not be evaluated as a simple profit.
« Can you treat all influenza types… … . Is it really possible? »
Michael Gibbs nodded at the question.
« We are also verifying and speaking from various angles. Theoretically, it is definitely possible. We will have to conduct clinical trials in the future, but the possibility is greater than ever. »
« Umm… … . »
James Falton, who asked the question, couldn’t take his eyes off the screen.
He was more shocked because he was a doctor before he was the head of the medical department.
« Actually, when we first received the report, we were also shocked by the shocking content. It is an opportunity to upgrade every part of our company to the next level if developed well, regardless of the impact it will have on society. »
Executives were busy thinking about the ripples the New Testament would make in their respective positions.
Questions followed one after another.
« Where exactly are you currently in the development phase? »
« We sent the antibody sample sent by the developer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They will select the antibody with the best efficacy through in vitro and animal testing. »
« When the results come out, we should start filing for a patent right away. »
« Yeah. That will be done in consultation with the developer. »
« What kind of genius came up with and developed such a treatment? Are you brain rap? Or Intelzen? »
« that… … Well, to be precise, it was not developed by Healthcare or our subsidiaries. »
The decibels of the conference room rose momentarily at Michael Gibbs’ reply, who exchanged glances with Lorna Allen.
« Then you came from a university research institute? »
« Not even that. It may be hard to believe, but it was developed by one of the winners of the Olympus project we did in Korea recently. »
« Korea? »
« The developer is Dr. Hyeonjun Jang. He is currently working at Daehan University Hospital. »
Michael Gibbs deliberately omitted the description that he was a resident and general surgeon.
There was no need to raise the decibel of the conference hall once again.
« her… … . then… … . »
« One more thing, according to Dr. Zhang, the developer, a new drug can perform the functions of a therapeutic agent and a vaccine at the same time. »
« … … . »
People’s eyes turned to Paul Favion, the head of the Brain Lab Lab.
Dr. Fabilon, who also served as the director of the Pasteur Institute, was recognized as a top expert in new drug development.
If he positively evaluated the content of the presentation, the possibility could be greatly increased.
He took off the glasses he was wearing as he peered through the papers in front of the executives.
Even though he was over 70 years old, a strong light radiated from his eyes.
With a light sigh, Paul Fabilon opened his mouth.
« You made a universal antibody by conjugating two antibodies… … Ms. Allen. »
« Yes, chief. Please speak. »
« Please arrange a meeting with Dr. Chief as soon as possible. I would like to meet him in person and hear his story. »
« then… … . »
« It is truly a genius idea. The technology that allows two antibodies to conjugate without causing interference with each other is fantastic. I think the day will come when humanity will conquer influenza. »
Cheers and applause erupted at his smile that made thick wrinkles.
Tamiflu, an antiviral treatment, was generating more than 3 trillion won in sales per year to vendors despite its resistance and side effects.
If a new flu treatment is developed, it is highly likely that it will be selected as a replacement for Tamiflu, as well as a treatment that governments of each country must stockpile.
« Pandemic potential continues to arise in Asia, so we need to develop it as soon as possible. »
« Yes. This is one of the reasons for calling an emergency meeting. »
Hundreds of people died from influenza this summer in Hong Kong alone.
« Then we should first target influenza A. »
« Yes. The influenza strains prevalent in Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong are all H3N2 type A. »
« If the preclinical trial is completed, the Chinese side, which is urgently needed, will first request the clinical trial. »
« Sleep, it’s fine. »
When Ms. Allen rose from her seat, the conference hall was reorganized.
« We will create a new team and proceed. Recruit the best talents from the medical team, clinical team, patent team, and accounting team. »
« all right! »
« And one more thing. The contents of today’s meeting are confidential until further notice. »
After the heated meeting, only three people remained in the meeting room.
« The reaction is also very hot. Paul, when can we make an appointment? »
Lorna Allen called the director during the meeting, but personally, they were two close friends.
« No, the executives do not yet know the true meaning of this new drug. Thinking of attacking hemagglutinin… … . This is true. »
« Does that mean anything else? »
« Hemagglutinin is an unchanging part of the structure of the influenza virus. According to the theory, if this area can be neutralized, it is said that it can treat not only the influenza types that have occurred so far, but also the types of strains that are likely to emerge in the future. »
Lorna Allen and Michael Gibbs, who vaguely understood the expert’s difficult terminology, simply nodded.
« Besides, if the production cost can be lowered or the drug can be developed in the form of a spray, it can be used not only for humans but also for birds. »
« Ah… … ! »
« Do you understand? The possibilities are endless. I need to see Dr. Jang as soon as possible. I can leave tomorrow. »
« I, Paul. Before we go, there’s something you need to know about Dr. Jang. »
« Why? Did he ask for huge royalties? I’ll listen to you all. If so, he’s a decent enough guy. No, rather than that, if you are at a university in Korea, you should be scouted by the company right away. What are you doing! »
« Paul, listen. »
« Oh, I’m sorry. I was so excited. »
« it’s okay. I understand too. First of all, Dr. Jang turned down our scouts. »
« Well… … . »
« You know Bopa Warm Embrace, right? »
« of course. »
« It was also developed by Dr. Zhang. »
« Is that Doctor Chang this Doctor Chang? Amazing. »
« It’s hard to believe why he turned down the scout, but Dr. Chang is a third-year resident majoring in surgery. »
« … … Are you kidding me now? It’s not funny at all to be called a joke. »
Dr. Fabien’s forehead wrinkles deepened as he stared into Lorna Allen’s eyes.
There was no answer, but I could tell she was serious now.
« … … I can’t believe it. »
« My father tried it himself, but he failed. »
« Jeffrey himself? »
« I joined the Honors Club and connected the strings, but the target is a person named Sergeon. Would you like to see me though? »
« … … I want to meet you. »
« okay. I’ll call Dr. Zhang. »
Perfect Surgeon chapter 150